In the Mindful Eating Program you will go on a journey of self discovery and total tranformation with regards to how you eat & think about food. We will look at what, why & when you eat and find new eating habits that serve you in a better, healthier way. You will learn how to use mindfulness & awareness to stop seeing food as 'the enemy' and rediscover healthful, happy eating that also offers sustainable weight loss and a life long healthful relationship with food.
This course includes 32 lectures with many 'try at home' eating & mindfulness exercises. These exercises will help you to implement the course information into your daily routines and change the way you eat forever. This is not just a course it is a new way of eating & living!
This course can be taken lecture by lecture or section by section over the course of a few hours or (as recommended) over the period of a few weeks (this will allow you to implement the new ways of eating into your life & get the best results from the course and the accompanying eating and mindfulness exercises).
Please see the course curriculum for more details of the course content.
The 32 Lectures in this course will allow you to navigate your way to lasting change with regards to the way you eat and think about food...You need to be commited to put in the work and time needed and the reward will be that you can eat with ease & pleasure without worry, anxiety or over eating.
Here we will briefly discuss the four simple & sustainable principles that this course is based upon. We will return to these principles throughout the course...
Here we will look at the basic principles of mindfulness through discussion and a short mindful breathing exercise.
This is where it gets exciting! We will learn about the concept of choice by choice living and the possibilities that this way of living offers you in your every day life.
What do you hope to discover when taking this course? How do you hope that it will change you and your life? You can use this downloadable/printable page to ask yourself these and other questions and to write your own aspiration of your work here. This can be used as a reminder of your goals and a daily motivational mantra.
Here you will find a checklist of activities & practical exersices for you to work on before you take the next step in the course. Doing the things on the check list after each step will help you to stay engaged with the course and get the most out of it. Feel free to print this for ease of reference.
Here we will look at seven impotant principles of eating mindfully and ask 'Am I usually eating mindlessly?'
In this short practical exercise we will actually eat mindfully. You will need a small piece of food and 5 to 10 minutes of undisturbed time...Enjoy!
As the title suggests, here will we look at the many benefits of eating & choosing food in a more concious, mindful way.
Here you will find a downloadable/printable page that lists the questions that you can ask yourself to cultivate mindful eating. Stick it in your kitchen, your work space, staff room, on your fridge door...Anywhere that you will be able to see it and check in with it when you are choosing and eating your food.
Dig deep and ask yourself these questions to help you dicover how to cultivate your mindful eating habits.
Here are some 'trouble shooting' tips for taking Mindful Eating from this course into your daily life.
Try these tips & tricks to help cultivate eating & drinking mindfully and remember to be playful with it!
Here you will find your next checklist of activities & practical exersices for you to work on before you take the next step in the course. Doing the things on the check list after each step will help you to stay engaged with the course and get the most out of it. Feel free to print it for ease of reference.
A brief look at the simple eating cycle.
Choosing food can be fraught with complicated thoughts and anxieties these days. Let's take a look into how you choose the food you eat.
In this practical exercise you will identify what you are considering when choosing food and what you would like to consider going forward. You may be surprised as to what is actually going on in your head when choosing food!
For this exercise you will need:
•To print the two documents here
•5 to 10 minutes of undisturbed time
It's really important to learn to differentiate between body hunger and mind hunger and seperate these two very different hungers. Here you will discover somethings you didn't know before about your eating habits!
What are the issues with eating driven by the mind instaed of the body? We look at this here...
We look at the steps that we go through when we are eating driven by the mind and how it makes us feel when we do it.
Use this printable checklist to ask yourself some super important questions regarding mind hunger. Keep this list somewhere that you would usually eat when you are NOT hungry (maybe in front of the TV, the car, at your dest etc...)
You may see some clear patterns emerging now that you can identify when you eat for body hunger and when you eat for mind hunger. Finding patterns will help you to stop the eating habits that are not serving you well or making you feel good about yourself.
Dig deep and ask yourself these questions to discover more about you and your mind hunger.
It is not always easy to get a grip on mind hunger! Here are some tips to help you along.
Take a look at the check list for the end of this section. This one includes an exercise for you to complete before moving on to the next section...Using the check lists will help you to get more from the course.
Almost every day we take in more and more information about the food we eat. Here we challenge what we are being told and start listening to our own bodies unique needs instead.
Let's reconnect with our body and our senses!
There may be one expert you haven't listened to yet and that expert is YOU! This is a fun way to look at eating that will also work on so many levels for you.
Ask yourself these questions to cultivate your inner 'food guru'
It is so important to use these four principles as a simple reminder of the course content and to refer to going forward.
Enjoy this calming and motivational 5 minute guided meditation...from me to you!
Hi! I'm Sarah Jensen.
I am the founder & main facilitator of Self Space, providing a range of courses, programs & coaching sessions to cultivate wellbeing (especially working with mindfulness, meditation & self awareness.)
Here is my story...
My working life began as a young woman craving travel and experience. I worked for nine years as a nanny/governess in Central Europe. Following this I started my own Recruitment Agency based in Switzerland supplying nannies to English families.
In 2006 I started experiencing some anxiety for the first time in my life. It took me awhile of just living with it and then I started to look at ways to manage it and ultimately, get rid of the anxious thoughts! This led me into the world of some great teachers such as Eckhart Tolle & Jon Kabat Zinn (leaders in mindfulness and mastering ones thoughts).
In 2012 I returned 'home' to England and began to reassess my life. I rekindled my passion for working in the wellbeing field. I had just hit 40 and thought “Do I want to do what I'm doing for the rest of my life?" The answer was “Definitely Not!"
Shortly after this I sold my recruitment business. This allowed me the luxury to take two years off to study and discover more about myself.
One thing I realised during my time 'off' was that if you give people time and space, they can discover who they are and what they want, they can work on themselves and heal themselves often just by changing the way they think about things. This was my inspiration for 'Self Space' which was formed in April 2014…and continues to grow…as do I…
Member of Association for Coaching® (AC), Hand Picked Therapists (Surrey & Hampshire), The Slow Food Org UK